Stars over­come Cap­i­tals 3-2

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WASH­ING­TON: Alex Ovechkin scored his 484th NHL goal, break­ing Sergei Fe­dorov’s record for most by a Rus­sian-born player, but the Dal­las Stars bounced back to beat the Wash­ing­ton Cap­i­tals 3-2 Thurs­day night. Ovechkin’s goal came at 7:01 of the third pe­riod, knot­ting the score at 2. He con­verted a back­hand pass from Nick­las Back­strom, shov­ing the puck into the left side of the net. Just more than 4 min­utes later, Ja­son Spezza con­verted a turnover by Wash­ing­ton’s Ja­son Chimera into the go-ahead score. Ovechkin scored No 484 in his 777th game; Fe­dorov had 483 goals in 1,248 games. Dal­las has won eight straight against the Cap­i­tals, in­clud­ing five in a row in Wash­ing­ton. Kari Le­hto­nen stopped 33 shots for the Stars, im­prov­ing to 9-1 this sea­son. The vic­tory boosted the Stars’ point to­tal to 32, best in the Western Con­fer­ence. Tyler Seguin and Cody Eakin also scored for Dal­las. Back­strom had a goal for the Cap­i­tals.


Valt­teri Filp­pula scored a short-handed goal to snap a tie late in the third pe­riod as Tampa Bay ended New York’s nine-game win­ning streak. In their first meet­ing since the Light­ning beat the Rangers in Game 7 of last sea­son’s East­ern Con­fer­ence fi­nal, Filp­pula scored with 1:05 to play off a 2-on-1 pass from JT Brown. Tampa Bay also got a goal from Alex Kil­lorn. Ben Bishop stopped Chris Krei­der’s penalty shot in the third and fin­ished with 20 saves, im­prov­ing to 9-0 against the Rangers in the reg­u­lar sea­son. Do­minic Moore scored for the Rangers, who fell one short of match­ing the fran­chise record of 10 straight wins ac­com­plished in 1939-40 and 1972-73.


Alexan­der Steen scored the only goal in a shoutout and Jake Allen made 32 saves to lift St Louis over Buf­falo. The Blues have won seven straight and 17 of 19 against Buf­falo since 1999. Kevin Shat­tenkirk and Vladimir Tarasenko scored power-play goals in reg­u­la­tion for the Blues (13-6-1), who had lost three of four. Allen stopped four shots in the 3-on-3 over­time pe­riod. Sam Rein­hart and Ryan O’Reilly scored in reg­u­la­tion for the Sabres (8-9-2), who have lost three straight af­ter a stretch of five wins in six games. Li­nus Ull­mark stopped 27 shots.


Martin Han­zal and Shane Doan scored in the first pe­riod as Ari­zona held on to beat Mon­treal. Oliver Ek­man-Lars­son also scored for the Coy­otes, who lost their pre­vi­ous two games. Max Pa­cioretty and Dale Weise had the goals for the Cana­di­ens (14-4-2), who have gone four games with­out win­ning in reg­u­la­tion. They have al­lowed 16 goals while go­ing 1-2-1 dur­ing that stretch. Weise scored with 51 sec­onds left. Mon­treal out­shot the Coy­otes 33-20. Ari­zona scored three times on its first six shots against Mike Con­don as Mon­treal fell be­hind 3-0 for the third game in a row.


Melker Karlsson scored 3:45 into over­time and Martin Jones made 34 saves in his third shutout of the sea­son, giv­ing San Jose a vic­tory over Philadel­phia. Joonas Don­skoi set up the game-win­ner on a 2-on-1 with Karlsson, who beat goalie Steve Ma­son. It was the fifth straight road win for the Sharks, who im­proved to 4-0 on their six-game road trip and 8-3 away from home this sea­son. It also was the 13th win in 14 games for San Jose against the Fly­ers, and the Sharks’ eighth straight vic­tory in Philadel­phia. The Fly­ers last de­feated the Sharks at home on Dec 21, 2000. Philadel­phia dropped its sixth in a row at home, match­ing its long­est skid since April 2011.


Loui Eriks­son scored three goals as Bos­ton beat Min­nesota. Eriks­son wrapped up his hat trick when he con­verted a per­fect give-and-go from David Krejci early in the third pe­riod. Min­nesota is 1-4-3 in its last eight road games and has led for just 1:12 dur­ing that stretch. Ja­son Zucker scored for the Wild in the sec­ond pe­riod, but sus­tained a lower body in­jury as time ex­pired and had to be helped off the ice.


Sid­ney Crosby and Ev­geni Malkin scored to help Pitts­burgh beat Colorado. Malkin got his sev­enth goal of the sea­son on a power play, and Crosby net­ted his third of the sea­son, first in seven games and first at even strength this sea­son. David Per­ron and Chris Ku­nitz also scored, and the Pen­guins won their sec­ond straight af­ter drop­ping three of four. Tyson Barrie got his first score this sea­son, briefly pulling Colorado within a goal in the third pe­riod be­fore Crosby helped the Pen­guins re­gain a two-goal cush­ion. Matt Duch­ene scored twice and Colorado dropped its sec­ond straight af­ter win­ning the first three games of a sea­son-high, seven-game trip. Marc-An­dre Fleury made 28 saves for Pitts­burgh.


An­drew Cogliano and Cam Fowler scored to lift Ana­heim over Florida. Jakob Sil­fver­berg also had a goal for the Ducks, and Fred­erik An­der­sen stopped 23 shots. Ana­heim won for the sec­ond time in six games. Alek­sander Barkov scored for the Pan­thers, and Roberto Luongo made 38 saves. Cogliano’s short-handed goal gave the Ducks a 2-0 lead with 5:19 left in the third.


Erik Karlsson scored twice and had an as­sist, and Craig An­der­son made 25 saves as Ot­tawa beat Colum­bus. An­der­son got his sev­enth win of the sea­son and 30th ca­reer shutout. Kyle Tur­ris scored an empty-net goal. The Sen­a­tors lost Bobby Ryan late in the third pe­riod af­ter a hit by David Savard. Pa­trick Wier­cioch also left early, ex­it­ing af­ter a hit by Nick Foligno early in the sec­ond. It was Ot­tawa’s sec­ond reg­u­la­tion win at home this sea­son. Cur­tis McEl­hin­ney made 26 saves. He briefly played for the Sen­a­tors in 2010-11. The loss snapped the Blue Jack­ets’ three-game win­ning streak. — AP

PHILADEL­PHIA: San Jose Sharks’ Pa­trick Mar­leau (12) col­lides with Philadel­phia Fly­ers’ Steve Ma­son (35) and Luke Schenn (22) dur­ing the third pe­riod of an NHL hockey game on Thurs­day, Nov 19, 2015. — AP

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